Thursday, March 11, 2010

What Your Child's Schoolwork Reveals About Their Personality

Having twins in the same grade and the same class is sort of like a science experiment. I swear, even if these projects from school did not come back labeled with Daisy's and Annabelle's names, I would know whose is whose.

Annabelle is . . . ummmm . . . disorderly. Stubborn. Energetic. She marches to the beat of her own drummer. Clearly.

Daisy is a bit of a perfectionist. Also a people pleaser. Organized, neat, and responsible.

Can you see it?

I truly think it's fascinating to see how much of their personalities come through here. Very interesting stuff.

In other news, we seem to have accidentally stumbled upon a (temporary??) solution to the homework battles with Annabelle: Daisy is now helping her do her homework. (This was not my idea, I swear! I'm not trying to shirk my parental duties here.) Daisy is very self-directed and motivated when it comes to homework (not so much when it comes to things like setting the table, though . . .). She actually enjoys it. When the girls get home from school each afternoon, Daisy is usually raring to go on her homework. The other day, she started helping Annabelle with her homework, and Annabelle was so happy with this arrangement (as was I!), that it's continued every day. I just have to keep a close eye and make sure that Daisy doesn't do it for her.

There is something magical about the bond between twins.


Snowflake said...

I notice that about our twins too. One is all about being careful about how he writes and makes sure he stays in the lines - the other just scribbles the colors on so he can get the assignment done.

Anna Alexandrova said...

What a great post! I take it you could tell which one is which in advance? Every time? I hope they both develop their own talents to the fullest.